This post was updated on October 21st, 2019
ISRO recently opened a space theme park in SDSC (Satish Dhawan Space Center), SHAR and is going to allow selected number of Indian citizens to watch the rocket launches from the viewing gallery. The viewing gallery has a clear line of sight of the 2 launch pads.
Follow the steps below to register for any rocket launch:
Step 1: Visit https://www.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION/index.jsp
The link opens only a week before any rocket launch, so keep track of the dates. The launch date is announced in newspapers and/ or websites. Important websites to keep track are:
Click on the button “Click here for registering to witness ….”
Step 2: Enter your email ID. Note that this has to be a valid email ID because registration link is sent on this ID.
Step 3: Click on the registration link sent to your registered email ID.
A confirmation pop-up opens. Click OK to proceed.
Step 4: Enter your visit details. This requires you to fill in details like Individual visit or Institute visit, number of people, mode of travel and your vehicle number (if any).
For individuals, maximum of 5 people can register together. If you have a group of more than 5, you may need to fill more forms.
Step 5: Enter the primary visitor information. This includes name, ID Type and number, age and gender.
Valid ID types: Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Voter ID, Passport, State Govt Issued ID Card, Central Govt Issued ID card or Institution ID card. This needs to be a photo ID and has to be carried during launch to gain entry.
Step 6: Enter primary visitor contact details. This includes mobile number and address. Email ID is pre-filled and is non-editable.
Step 7: Read and accept the terms and conditions. Check the acceptance checkbox and click on “Next” button.
Step 8: Verify Captcha and click on “Submit” button. A registration number is generated. Note this number for future reference.
Registration number for rocket launch
Step 9: Enter details of the group members. If you registered for more than 1 person, you will need to enter details of all the visitors within 3 hrs of filling the form. Failing to do so will result in cancellation of all passes except the primary visitor.
Step 10: Print the visitor pass generated.
In case you missed taking the print, you can visit https://www.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION/index.jsp again and click on the button “Click here for print”. Enter your registration number and print the pass.
Your registration is done.
Things to carry when visiting the launch site:
- Copy of the visitor pass that mentions the name and details of all the visitors.
- Photo ID card of every visitor. This has to be the same that you mentioned while registering.
Note: The seats for the online registrations are limited and are allocated on a first cum first serve basis, so hurry. If you would like to view it from outside SHAR, you can check this post:
On the spot registrations also happen if the gallery seats are available. Carry all your documents in case you can register on the spot.